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  • Advocacy useless ? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by arhuman (1672) on 2002.01.18 10:26 (#3351) Homepage Journal
    Sometimes I really get tired of this kind of sentences,
    I can't count the number of time I heard some co-workers or (now ex ;-)friends tell things like that...
    I tried to go into systematic advocacy :
    • JAVA is a REAL language, Perl is a "Script" language.
      Define what is a script language ?
      And prepare to have a lot of fun if they venture to the path : JAVA is compiled,
      JAVA use a system independant virtual machine (Replies=>same as opcode,more platforms available)
    • JAVA is a safer language thanks to type checking.
      Exists also in Perl via several modules, what about the taint mode, the Safe module ?
    • JAVA has a clean Object implementation.
      Perl has a very efficient one !
      Almost everything can be dynamic !
    • ...
    But on the whole it was often just useless...
    What really convince people is when you produce a robust application ten times faster than it was planned with JAVA,
    what convince people is this "community feeling" that you find among Perl lovers...
    Don't try to tell them that Perl is better, show them Perl is at least as good
    (and I know you manage to do it well davorg...)